Recipes for Busy Parents- What’s For Dinner Wednesday!

Recipes for Busy ParentsRecipes for Busy Parents? Yep. Hello there folks and welcome back to the first “What’s For Dinner Wednesday” of 2012. I haven’t been posting recipes because lets be honest. After all the Christmas and New Years Hallaballo and my visit to the Emergency room with Ninja Steak, we have been doing soft foods like soups, stews and so on for the most part.

But, I have decided I can’t be afraid of solids for the rest of my life and while I was quite tempted to use my blender to make myself dinner or just make some baby food that Baby Girl and I could share… I decided that I needed to make the kind of dinner you can’t drink through a straw tonight. YIKES!

Tonight Little Man is helping me make dinner, we are making something pretty simple and something he can help with… but it will be yummy! So this is what’s for dinner tonight!

Little Man’s Little Pizzas


Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 6 oz warm water
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  1. Let Mommy Measure out all the ingredients, then little Man dumps them in a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; Little Man mixes it all together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
  2. Then we let the Sauce sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to blend.
Little Pizzas:
  • 6 English Muffin Halves
  • Pizza Sauce (see above)
  • Pepperoni
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Green Pepper
  • Sliced Mushrooms (But none for Daddy)
Little Man will put the sauce on each muffin half, then he sprinkles the cheddar cheese all over them. Mommy slices the toppings and Little Man puts them all on top, leaving the mushrooms off of Daddys since he’s a picky gus. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mommy puts the mini pizzas in oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
I am serving these with carrot sticks and a salad!
Little Man LOVES to help!

 Mini Pizzas are amazing for Kids!

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  1. Pam on January 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    We make these all the time and they are always a hit. In the good weather I make them and feed the neighbourhood friends as well.

  2. Christine (@chancesmommy) on January 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    These are the best! I love that the kidlets get to help out in the kitchen too!

    P.S. Thanks so much for your comments today (on my blog and on the PTPA post)! You TOTALLY made my day…and it’s been a pretty challenging one! Thanks!

  3. Whispered Inspirations on January 26, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Omigosh. This is my eldest’s favorite meal to make. 🙂 They are yummy too. 🙂

  4. SoberJulie on January 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Oh my kids love these!

  5. Positively Pampered Patty on January 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Pizza are the best thing to make with the kids. Recently I tried some pesto as a base and the whole family loved it!

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